why this blog?

I am writing this blog as a guide to see how far I am or am not coming in my quest to journey to the east to China.

After graduating college in December of 2009 and a year of fruitless job-hunting, I have decided to head to the other side of the world in search of at least three reasons why I should continue waking up in the morning.  My simple life here in the United States of America life has paradoxically become too stressful as I have a puzzling amount of choices present in nearly every realm of my life...except jobs.  I hope that by entering an unfamiliar world I will be forced to struggle.  I'm not really expecting magic but I hope for a challenge.

Hopefully this visual and written representation of ideas and resources will be of use to myself and others as I try to figure out what the hell I am doing.